June is recognized by many safety professionals and the National Safety Council as National Safety Month. It’s a time when all of us should increase our safety awareness in the workplace and at home. The purpose of National Safety Month is to encourage safe behaviors and prevent the leading causes of avoidable injuries and deaths. The cost of such injuries to Americans and their employers exceeds $793 billion and are paid in the form of taxes, insurance premiums, medical costs, property damage, lost wages and productivity (1). The greatest cost, however, is the emotional toll and suffering for families and loved ones.
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